Nashville, TN – March 27, 2012 – GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced last week that tornado ravaged Henryville High School would be the recipients of a private concert from their OWN THE NIGHT Prom Contest. The group is inviting the school’s Juniors and Seniors to the KFC YUM! Center on May 16 for a private prom event followed by a post-party concert that will be open to the public. All proceeds raised from the concert portion of Rebuilding Henryville will remain local through the New Hope/Indiana Bankers Association for the benefit of the Disaster Relief Fund.
“The whole community, especially the students, is excited about Lady Antebellum coming and performing for Henryville,” said Superintendent of the West Clark Community Schools Monty Schneider. “They missed so much with the school being destroyed that things like this help them feel whole again. They will be talking about the tornadoes for the rest of their lives, but this event will give them something positive to reflect on about that time. It’s going to be a special moment for the entire community.”
“Helping rebuild this community is our biggest priority right now,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “We were so moved by the stories from Henryville High School, but also from the students at their rival schools who raised their hands and said they wanted to help. There has been so much national media attention and so many sponsors and volunteers are stepping forward to help. It’s going to be an amazing day!
Lipton has also come on board to help with the event in the spirit of their “Drink Positive” and “Live Positive” message, a campaign that Lady A already supports.
Fans unable to attend Rebuilding Henryville can make a donation here: http://www.crowdrise.com/LadyAProm/fundraiser/ladyantebellum
Further details on the events and ticket information will be available in the coming weeks at www.ladyantebellum.com.
AUDIO: Lady Antebellum talk about getting to perform for Henryville High School (and Junior High) after they were picked to win the band’s Own the Night Prom Contest.
Lady A (special prom) OC: (Hillary) …ask me to dance. [laughs] :24
DAVE: “Although we couldn’t make the actual prom date, we’re going to do a special and bigger and better event actually for the entire community, and also have something special for the junior and senior high students there as well to kind of commemorate their prom this time of year.” CHARLES: “And Dave is going to give out free kisses, first kisses to anybody who has yet had their first kiss and for anybody who makes a sign, so…” HILLARY: “I’ll be standing on the wall waiting for someone to ask me to dance. [laughs]”